I’m a PC

We all know the “Get a Mac” videos from Apple. And to be honest, they’re pretty funny sometimes. Most of the time… ;) After a horrible start with the Seinfeld commercials (no offence Jerry), Microsoft might be on to something with their new campain “I’m a PC” (Seinfeld commercials to be found there, too).
They got an actor that looks like the PC guy in the Get a Mac commercials and used him to introduce some new videos, telling us how many different kind of PC’s there are. And it wouldn’t be Microsoft if they didn’t put in some celebrities like Eva Longoria, Pharrell Williams, Deepak Chopra and of course bill’s there too. There’s (always) room for improvement, but they’ve made the first (big) steps.

”I’m a PC, and I’ve been made into a stereotype…”

Both the Microsoft PressPass and the Youtube video can’t be embedded over here. So have a look over here:

Or paste this link in Windows Media Player or iTunes to open the movie:

By |September 20th, 2008|Funny, Link|0 Comments

iTunes 8 translation glitch

I installed iTunes 8 on our laptop, and connected an iPod to check if all worked accordingly. The iTunes was installed in Dutch, so the displayed information was also. Apparently, when you’re Dutch, you get some extra capacity on your iPod, free of charge!


iTunes displayed the free space on the iPod as being ‘Gratis’, the Dutch word for when you don’t have to pay for stuff. Because free in English means both ‘not occupied’ and ‘for free’, the wrong one seems to have been translated into Dutch here…

By |September 10th, 2008|Error, Funny|1 Comment

Short personal update – March 2008

This weekend we got back from a skiing trip we went on with the school my girlfriend works at. We had a great time! The kids were great, and so were the teachers and the Huski people who were there to teach the kids how to ski and snowboard. If they need an extra pair of hands next year, I hope they’ll consider me: I’d be happy to join them.

I ordered my new phone this weekend. I arrived home 10 minutes ago, and the postman had beaten me to it: there was a note saying they will try delivering my phone again tomorrow. I hope they’ll come when I’m at home, so I can go ahead and play with it. Boys will be boys, right? And then there’s the combination boys & toys…. ;)

My ‘old’ phone is going to my girlfriend, because some m***erf***ers broke in and stole lots of stuff, like our laptop and her PDA phone. I can’t understand why people do such a thing, why they just take something of someone else. I guess some people don’t have a bit of decency in them… ( </angry mode> )

We will be looking for a new laptop, any tips are welcome. And, of course, I’m open for buzzing / WOMM ;)

Two more weird messages / mess-ups …

A Dutch web site, made in SharePoint, uses a specific ActiveX.
Only the name of that control is not really specific:

The MSDN forums haven’t been available the last couple of hours.
The message isn’t so pretty:
MSDN Forums

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By |December 12th, 2007|Error, Funny|0 Comments

Notepad translation error?

Have a look at this article at Worse Than Failure. That’s pretty funny. Or actually, pretty scary… :|

Oh and, by the way, the Rick in the article is not me ;).

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By |November 29th, 2007|Funny, Link|0 Comments

Sometimes even experts mess up

Today I received a mail from Microsoft with an invitation for an Expert session. As you can see, sometimes even the experts at Microsoft let a glitch through…

mail glitch
(Translation of the text inside the circle: Dear sir, madam [personalize],)

By |November 29th, 2007|Error, Funny|0 Comments